The tiers for this sale are as follows:
Buy between 5,000 and 19,000 miles and get 25% more miles.
Buy between 20,000 and 29,000 miles and get 50% more miles.
Buy between 30,000 and 49,000 miles and get 75% more miles.
Buy between 50,000 and 75,000 miles and get 100% more miles.
For this promo, buying 75,000 miles will cost $2625 and you’ll get another 75,000 miles which means you’ll wind up paying only 1.75 cents per mile which is about as good a deal as you’ll ever find. Taxes may take the CPM up a bit, but it is still among the best deals that United has offered in a long time.
You can buy up 150,000 miles a year per account. Bonus miles count towards the 150k maximum.
As far as the contest is concerned, if you buy miles, you’ll be entered into a drawing that will award 5 prizes. The Grand Prize is 250k miles. Second place gets 100k miles, and 3 other winners will each win 50,000 miles. Obviously the miles won from the contest will not count against the 150k maximum miles that can be purchased for an account.
No Purchase is necessary to enter the contest. Directions for entering the contest are included in the Official Rules.
In the July version of United’s Mileage Plus, you can earn us much as 60% in bonus miles when adding miles to your account. This ‘Flash Sale’ lasts only until July 16 so if you need to add a few miles to your account, this may serve as a good time to do so.
The promo is tiered. If you buy between 5,000 and 14,000 miles you’ll earn a 20% bonus. If you buy between 15,000 and 29,000 miles you’ll earn a 40% discount. Buying between 30,000 and 89,000 miles will yield you a 60% bonus. If you buy 90,000 miles, you’ll get 60,000 bonus miles; basically a 66% discount and be paying about 2.1 cents per mile.
I like these sales because they let passengers add miles to their accounts for relative attractive pricing and then turn those miles into First Class or Business Class on Lufthansa, or Business Class on SWISS, Austrian, or BRUSSELS.
Remember you can only buy 150,000 miles a year for your account and the sale ends at midnight on July 16, 2017.
United is once again selling miles with attractive bonuses……
This time, it’s a fairly straight forward bonus grid. Purchase between 5,000 and 24,000 miles and get a 35% bonus. Purchase between 25,000 and 85,000 miles and get a 75% bonus.
Obviously the better ratio is for the larger purchase….
Buying 24,000 miles for $840.00 will earn you a total of 32,400 miles which boils down to 2.59 cents per mile.
Maxing out at 85,000 miles for $2975 will earn you a total of 148,750 miles which equates to 2 cents per mile. There is a bit of tax involved as well, so your CPM (cents per mile) value comes down a little bit.
The sale runs through July 3, 2017, so if you’re short a few miles in your UA account for that Lufthansa First Class seat, here’s a good opportunity to address that problem…..
Back in February, United launched one of their better miles purchase deals by offering Mileage Plus members up to 80% more miles when buying miles for their accounts.
The clock runs out on this deal at midnight on April 20, so theres still time left for those procrastinating about the purchase.
Based on feedback received from readers, it seems that few MP members are getting the 80% offer when they log into their account, but most are seeing bonus levels of 50-75%, which still makes for an attractive deal. Attractive because of the the fun things you can do like use those miles for First or Business Class tickets on Lufthansa, or Business Class tickets on SWISS, Austrian, and Brussels.
Use this link to be taken to the Promo’s home page. You’ll be asked to log into your Mileage Plus account, at which point you’ll see what bonus you qualify for.
My wife forwarded me an email earlier today that she received from United giving her the opportunity to earn up to an 80% bonus for miles purchased into her Mileage Plus account. Good news indeed! It’s one of the best offers that I think I’ve ever seen from UA. Her offer was interesting because everywhere else I look, I only saw a 75% bonus maximum. She backed up the truck and bought her full allotment for 2017.
When I logged into my account to purchase miles, I was offered a 75% discount for the same promo so it may be that your mileage bonus may vary based on your status level or length of MileagePlus membership.
Regardless, when an opportunity comes along that offers more than a 50% bonus to buy miles for MileagePlus, it’s usually a fairly good value considering the redemption opportunities that exist for Lufthansa, SWISS, Brussels, and Austrian.
According to the fine print, it looks like this promo is in place until April 20, 2017.